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“Corps” leadership: a cadet perspective on shared leadership

“Corps” leadership: a cadet perspective on shared leadership The purpose of this paper is to enhance understanding of shared leadership in a military academy setting.Design/methodology/approachA qualitative methodology was selected to ask senior cadets about a shared leadership concept at the United States Coast Guard Academy, known as the “corps leading the corps.” Cadets responded to, “what does the corps leading the corps mean to you?” via a paper and pencil survey. Cadet responses were coded using content analysis.FindingsThree higher-order dimensions emerged from the data: autonomy and empowerment, developing self and others, and role modeling.Originality/valueThe paper provides emerging leaders’ commentary to incorporating a shared leadership concept within an educational environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Leadership Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2056-4929
DOI
10.1108/ijpl-02-2017-0009
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to enhance understanding of shared leadership in a military academy setting.Design/methodology/approachA qualitative methodology was selected to ask senior cadets about a shared leadership concept at the United States Coast Guard Academy, known as the “corps leading the corps.” Cadets responded to, “what does the corps leading the corps mean to you?” via a paper and pencil survey. Cadet responses were coded using content analysis.FindingsThree higher-order dimensions emerged from the data: autonomy and empowerment, developing self and others, and role modeling.Originality/valueThe paper provides emerging leaders’ commentary to incorporating a shared leadership concept within an educational environment.

Journal

International Journal of Public LeadershipEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 8, 2017

Keywords: Military; Leadership; Higher education; Leader development

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